Sad news that Philip Bradbourn, a West Midlands MEP, has died of bowel cancer at the age of only 63.

Mr Bradbourn was a former Chairman of the West Midlands Conservatives and stood for Wolverhampton South East in the 1992 General Election. He worked in local government for a number of years and was awarded the OBE in 1994.

Ashley Fox, the leader of the Conservative MEPs, described Mr Bradbourn as a “much loved character who could always be relied on for a robust intervention and a succinct summary of a political point”.

Mr Fox added:

“His no-nonsense approach to politics made him a powerful voice for the West Midlands as well as a resolute defender of the British taxpayers’ interests in Brussels and Strasbourg.”

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